Saturday, October 17, 2015
Actually I celebrate my love of yarn, everyday, but today it is celebrated around the world!
Lately I have been fascinated by asymmetrical motifs, and I decided it would be fun to crochet them in an off white cotton/bamboo yarn, so I can paint them. You don't have to worry about color changes or weaving in ends! Decide the colors later! If you don't like how it is turning out, you can wash it out before it dries. It is a really fun thing to do. My daughter wants me to crochet more motifs for her to paint.
I thought this motif looked like a flower, so I decided to paint it to look like one. I crocheted it to fit into our "Olive" shape Stitchable Pendant. This technique is perfect for jewelry, because you don't have to worry about washing the piece. I used watercolor paints because I like the effect on yarn, but if you want something more permanent, you could use fabric paint.
|Painted motif before adding details and stitching into the pendant.|
This is not the first time I have painted my crochet. Many of my longtime readers may remember my post for Crochetville's annual blog tour, about painting crochet trim.
After stitching it to the pendant, I decided to paint the stitching too! I used this wonderful watercolor set that I purchased from Michaels:
Here is the version with the painted stitching. I can't decide which version I like best! What do you think?
Monday, October 5, 2015
Beverly McCullough of the infamous Flamingo Toes Blog, has written a fun and inspiring book of 30 Minute Jewelry projects. We were so thrilled to find out that she used one of our Mini Masterpiece Frame pendants in her book. She stitched a beautiful painting that her artist father painted, into it. It is such a gorgeous piece:
To celebrate the release of Beverly's new book, we are teaming up with her to do a giveaway. The winner will receive a copy of The 30 Minute Jewelry Book, plus 2 Mini Masterpiece Frame pendants of their choice from our eWoodStory Etsy Shop!
Beverly's blog and enter via the Rafflecopter at the end of the post. Follow Beverly on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with her inspiring crafting adventures!
Posted by Shelby Allaho at 9:46 AM